In the Hands-On Learning Lab™ we see all children age 2-18 for a "self-prophy"—a one-on-one mentored approach to oral hygiene skill development. Next, we help each child complete one or more of our 60 hands-on science experiences to further enhance their journey toward a lifetime of whole-body health.
Through hands-on science at each and every visit, we are committed to helping prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea as well as caries, the disease that causes cavities. From the Learning Lab we move to the hygiene room for any necessary x-rays, a comprehensive dental exam, and a professional fluoride varnish application.
Setting the stage for a lifetime of oral and overall health begins at birth. The decisions we as parents make regarding habits, nutrition, breastfeeding, oral hygiene and tooth protection can later influence serious health concerns such as tooth decay, sleep apnea, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Our mission is to partner with you to help each child, by age 18, develop beliefs, skills, and habitual behaviors to support a lifetime of oral and systemic health.
We believe your children’s dentist and hygienist put your child in the driver’s seat through hands-on learning, navigating his or her own journey toward optimal health.
Infant Oral Examination
Beginning with first tooth eruption, between 6 months and one year, our dental team will partner with you to learn everything you need to know about your child’s oral health. This will include education and information related to:
- Growth and development
- Cavity protection
- Finger, thumb, and pacifier sucking habits
- Home and play safety
- Airway development and more.
Dental decay is the number one most prevalent disease among children and is... 100% preventable! The American Pediatric Dental Association, American Medical Association, and American Dental Association all agree that prevention must begin from first tooth eruption.